On saturday the famous collector Karl-Heinz Frackenpohl invited for a Riesling Tasting of the vintage 2009. 50 Grosse Gewächse were presented blind to a group of wine-dealers, journalists, winemakers and Riesling-freaks. At the end some rare Riesling legends were presented too.
Schloss Lieser - Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr
Wegeler - Doctorberg
Heymann-Löwenstein - Blaufüßer Lay
M. Molitor - Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese **
M. Grünhaus - Abtsberg Superior
Van Volxem - Scharzhofberg P.
Clemens Busch - Marienburg Raffes
Van Volxem - Altenberg
Künstler - Hölle Sommerheil
Schloss Johannisberg - Johannisberg
Kesseler - Berg Roseneck
Leitz - Schlossberg
Breuer - Schlossberg
Weil - Gräfenberg
Schloss Schönborn - Markobrunnen
Kühn - Schledorn
Diehl - Goldloch
Dönnhoff - Dellchen
Emrich-Schönleber - Frühlingsplätzchen
Dr. Crusius - Felsenberg
Schäfer-Fröhlich - Felseneck
Emrich-Schönleber - Halenberg
Dönnhoff - Hermannshöhle
Emrich-Schönleber - Auf der Ley
it is quite obvious that 2009 is an outstanding vintage in Germany. Such a high quality of dry Rieslings you don´t see often.
But besides dry Rieslings, also the sweet Rieslings I tasted in the last weeks, months are wonderful. So, take your chance and buy RIESLING.
You will find wonderful Mosel Kabinett wines for a little price.
And with view of the regions I would say that Nahe and Rheinhessen are the leading regions for dry Riesling at the moment. Rheingau fall behind in case of dry Riesling, but the sweet are good as always. Mosel show solid dry Rieslings and the sweets are a homerun. Unfortunately we had no Riesling&Silvaner from the region Franken in the tasting, but I tasted outstanding wines in the vintage 2009 from this region. Pfalz makes also very good dry Rieslings, especially the new estate von Winning and of course Bürklin-Wolf. And the legend Koehler-Ruprecht.
Leitz bottled Berg Schlossberg as an Erstes Gewachs? I’m surprised, as I thought he had settled on Rottland as the top dry wine site for the estate. Or does he now have a proliferation of EG bottlings?
Fascinating to contemplate, Martin, as much for what was left out as for what’s included. Zwar, kein Ungeuher in dieser “Monster” Verkostung!
Does no one in Berlin know of Franken – Ruck, Juliusspital, Horst Sauer, Wirsching, Castell, Bürgerspital, Fürst, Bickel-Stumpf, Schmitt’s Kinder, Löwenstein, etc., etc. in no particular order? And in the regions included, no Karthäuserhof, Peter Lauer, Hermannsberg, Kruger-Rumpf, Flick, Jung, Prinz, Kl. Eberbach, von Bassermann-Jordan, Mosbacher, von Buhl, etc., etc. The depth and richness of Germany is appreciated by so few!
True. OTOH, it’s kind of like doing a red Burgundy tasting by leaving out Roumier, Rouget, Mugneret-Gibourg, Comte Liger-Belair, d’Angerville, de Courcel, the entire village of Morey, and several others. You may have a lot of good ones in the tasting, but considering what you’ve skipped, what’s the point other than pleasure?